North Beach Locals Worry Over Fire Code Changes Affecting Tall Buildings

On January 31, 2023, the Corpus Christi City Council embraced the 2021 edition of the International Fire Code, incorporating local modifications, which officially came into force on August 1, 2023. This updated fire code introduces new regulations and protective measures specifically targeting high-rise buildings lacking approved fire sprinkler systems. In the North Beach area, a number of tall structures, predominantly apartment and condo...

Port Aransas Residents Complain About 10% Increase in Water Bills

Residents and business owners in Port Aransas, Corpus Christi, and Aransas Pass, served by Nueces County Water District 4, are bracing for a 10% hike in their water bills starting February 29. This adjustment in billing comes as an unwelcome surprise to many, especially to those whose livelihoods are closely tied to water usage. Among the vocal critics of the rate increase is Jace Thompson, proprietor of Barefoot Beans, a coffee shop in Port...

Josh Hader discusses previous plan for him to only be a closer and the Astros’ flexibility in 2024

The Houston Astros' acquisition of Josh Hader marked a significant moment in baseball, positioning them with arguably the best three-person bullpen for the 2024 season. This move, however, introduced a nuanced challenge for Astros' manager Joe Espada, particularly concerning the role of the closer. Historically, Hader and Ryan Pressly, another critical Astros reliever, have been their previous teams' go-to closers. With his remarkable track...

Animal Shelters in Corpus Christi Reach Full Capacity

In 2023, the Gulf Coast Humane Society experienced a significant uptick in the number of pets they took in, reaching 2,608, marking an almost 30% increase from the 1,805 pets received in 2022. This surge has pushed the facility to its limits, necessitating a strategic pivot in its operational focus toward more critical rescue efforts. Jackie McCollough, associated with the Gulf Coast Humane Society, highlighted the challenging circumstances of...

Cefe Valenzuela Gas Plant Initiative on the Verge of Completion

The Cefe Valenzuela Landfill is on the cusp of completing a significant endeavor—a gas plant project poised to revolutionize how we harness natural resources from our everyday waste. Slated for completion in April, this initiative represents a pivotal step towards sustainability and renewable energy. The innovative process of capturing natural gases emitted by the vast quantities of trash accumulated at the landfill is at the heart of the...
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